Category Archives: elders in the Church

Unless you change and become like little children

Becoming childlike is not a reference to being “innocent as a child” or having the “simple faith of a child”. Jesus is exposing… Continue reading

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What is legalism and what can we do about it?

Teach this to your church leaders and to the entire congregation. Make it part of your membership process. Continue reading

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Threat to team leadership

Sometimes insecure people will choose subtle ways to compete for leadership or to oppose any authority over them.  Continue reading

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For those who counsel others…

Practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. Continue reading

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A big threat to unity in the church

A free resource (for now) on an important subject for churches. Continue reading

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Concise doctrinal statement

A summary of Christian beliefs. Continue reading

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You thought you were serving God

We set ourselves against God if we wrongly convince ourselves and others that… Continue reading

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A denier called back to duty

Jesus Reinstates Peter!
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Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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Church – structured and spontaneous

The Church is an organism, not just an organization. This truth cautions against overly structuring the life of a body of believers. As an organism, the spiritual life or life generated by the Holy Spirit should lead to spontaneous ministries … Continue reading

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